Business in Austria (Course, Master)

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Syllabus of the Subject - Doing Business in Austria. Vienna.

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Austria (European Union)
  2. Austrian Economy
  3. Doing Business in Vienna
  4. Austrian Foreign Trade
  5. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Austria
  6. Largest Austrian Companies
  7. Access to the Austrian Market
  8. Business Plan for Austria

The objectives of the Subject “Doing Business in Austria” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Austrian Economy and Foreign Trade
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Austrian Market
  3. To analyse the Austrian trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know the Austrian free trade agreements as a member of the EU
  5. To develop a business plan for the Austrian Market

The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Austria” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Doctorates: European Business, Global Trade
  2. Masters: Business in Europe, International Business, Foreign Trade

Masters and Doctorates in International Business adapted to the Austrian Students

The course materials are available in Master in International Business in English + Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Austria Study, Master in International Business in French Autriche Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Austria.

Online Students, Master in International Business

  1. Credits of the Subject “Doing Business in Austria”: 1 ECTS
  2. Duration: one week

Examples of the Subject - Foreign Trade and Business in Austria:
Central European Initiative (CEI), Course





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Description of the Online Subject: Doing Business in Austria

The Republic of Austria (Europe)

  1. Austrian Capital: Vienna
  2. Languages of Austria: German (official), Hungarian and Slovenian
  3. Area of Austria: 83,871 square kilometres
  4. Austrian Population: 8.5 million people
  5. Type of Government: Parliamentary Federal Republic
  6. Borders of Austria: Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland and Liechtenstein
  7. Austria is a landlocked country

Religion in Austria: Catholicism -73% of the Austrian population- (Christianity)

Austria belongs to the Western Civilisation (European Economic Area)

Economy of Austria.

  1. The Republic of Austria is one of the richest countries in the world, with a per capita income of EUR 38,500
  2. Austria is the eleven European Union economy
  3. Austrian GDP (nominal): 398 million dollars
  4. Major economic downturn in 2011
  5. Austrian Currency: Euro
  6. Austria joined the European Union in 1995
  7. Main economic sectors: tourism, vehicles, foods, machinery, chemical products, paper
  8. Headquarters of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA)

Austrian Foreign Trade.

  1. Main Austrian Exports are machines, vehicles, paper, foods, chemical products, steel, textiles
  2. Germany is the largest trading partner of Austria
  3. Top Austrian Export Markets are Germany (31%), Italy, Switzerland, the United States
  4. Main Austrian import sources are Germany (45), Switzerland, Italy, the Netherlands
  5. As a member of the European Union, Austria is a beneficiary of the EU Free trade agreements with South Africa, South Korea, India, Mexico, MERCOSUR, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia etc

International Economic Relations of Austria

  1. European Union
  2. Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
  3. World Bank
  4. Central European Initiative
  5. International Chamber of Commerce
  6. Regional Cooperation Council
  7. Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
  8. Inter-American Development Bank
  9. International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  10. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  11. United Nations
  12. European Investment Bank (EIB)
  13. European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  14. Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). The headquarters of the OSCE are in Vienna
  15. Asia-Europe Economic Meeting (ASEM)
  16. Group of States of the European Council Convention against Corruption (GRECO)

Austria is also an observer country in the Organisation of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation

European Union-South Africa Trade and Cooperation Agreement

European Union-Central America Free Trade Agreement (Course)



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